Hot Sauce Review: Hot by Howler Monkey From Florida

Ahroy, hot sauce aficionados! Ever danced with the “Howler Monkey”?

Straight outta Jacksonville Beach, Florida, this zesty concoction is a game-changer. Made with fiery Habanero and Scotch Bonnet peppers, the Howler Monkey Hot sauce is a watery delight that has a mind of its own.

Watch out though, it loves to roam and separates easily in the bottle. But fear not, its tantalizing taste more than compensates. Dive in, and let the Monkey madness begin!

A bottle of Howler Monkey Hot sauce

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Introducing: Hot by Howler Monkey Hot Sauce

Hey there, fellow spice lovers! Allow me to introduce you to the fiery wonder from Jacksonville Beach: Howler Monkey’s “Hot” sauce. Not just any hot sauce, this bottle contains a concoction that’s been labeled their spiciest. It boasts a unique blend of Habanero and the lesser-known AJi Chombo, which is essentially a Scotch Bonnet with deep Caribbean ties.

Drawing inspiration from Panamanian culinary traditions, the sauce has a distinctive watery consistency, primarily because it prioritizes flavor over thickness.

Housed in a classic 150mL woozy bottle and priced at a friendly $10-$12CAD, it’s an affordable trip to flavor town. And if you notice it separating? That’s the mark of all-natural ingredients, without the interference of additives like Xanthan Gum. A gentle shake, and you’re good to go.

But Howler Monkey isn’t just about tantalizing your taste buds. They carry a spirit of giving that’s genuinely heartwarming. From dispatching care packages to the dedicated U.S. military members stationed globally to backing non-profits, they wear their heart on their sleeve—or in this case, on their label.

So, with every bite, know you’re supporting a brand that’s both delicious and conscientious. Dive in and savor the Howler Monkey experience!

The nutiritonal label on a bottle of Howler Monkey Hot sace

Manufacturer: Howler Monkey
Made In: Florida, USA
Heat Rating: 7/10
Size: 148mL
Price Range: $10-$12
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Ingredients: Distilled Vinegar, Red Habanero Pepper Mash (Red Habanero Peppers, Salt), Red Scotch Bonnet Pepper Mash (Red Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Salt), Garlic, Onions, Mustard, Cumin, Black Pepper, Tumeric

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Spice seekers, let’s chat about the saucy star’s look: Howler Monkey’s “Hot”! At first glance, its standard woozy bottle sports a snazzy red lid.

Through the transparent glass, you can spy its vivacious, habanero-red hue. The bold red label doesn’t play coy, either. Emblazoned with the Howler Monkey logo, it generously gives you a heads-up with a heat rating.

Now, about its insides: it’s a watery wonder! With its fluidity, seeds and little ingredient chunks float like spicy confetti. But, hey, if it separates after chilling on your shelf? Don’t fret. It’s just its super liquid nature saying, “Shake me up!”

And a word to the wise: it pours with gusto. Found it dripping from your sandwich or streaming off your plate? That’s just Howler Monkey’s way of making its grand entrance. Enjoy, but maybe have some napkins handy!

Howler Monkey Hot sauce on a spoon for texture


Alrighty, nose-divers, brace yourselves for a splash into Howler Monkey’s “Hot” aromatic pool. First impressions? A delightful blend of sweet and tangy – almost like apple cider vinegar decided to crash the party.

But hold tight, because here comes the tropical pepper extravaganza!

Dive deeper and you’ll catch the lush notes of the pepper’s flesh, harmonizing beautifully with that signature Chinese allure. And just as you’re settling into this fragrant dance, a hint of turmeric tiptoes in, adding a curious twist.

From start to finish, this hot sauce doesn’t just offer a taste experience, but a nose-worthy journey too. Uncap, inhale, and let your senses take flight!

Taste and Flavour

Prep your palate for the flavorful journey that is Howler Monkey’s “Hot”.

First stop: a savory town with a pinch of salt and hot pepper passport. It’s absolutely delightful! You can really savor the genuine zest of those peppers. The vinegar? It’s like the maestro, conducting the symphony of the Aji Chombo’s flavors.

And, oh boy, is it music to the palate! Each bite? An explosion. Those tiny ingredient bits? They’re like mini-flavor fireworks. Boom! Flavor release.

And the heat? Just the right kick to make you say, “More, please!” This sauce isn’t just tasty; it’s a tastebud party, and everyone’s invited!

Heat Level

Alright, let’s break down the heat of Howler Monkey’s “Hot”. Hitting a spicy 7 out of 10, it doesn’t mess around.

Lips and tongue? Instantly fired up. And the sweat? Full facial display, from shiny nose to glowing cheeks. Even my hairline got in on the action!

The best part? That lingering burn, sticking around for about 10 minutes. And with each bite, the heat keeps rolling.

The sauce’s watery texture? Deceptively spicy. Those pepper bits? Like tiny firecrackers in your mouth. A genuine treat for those who love their sauces with a kick!

Conclusion: Overall Thoughts

Wrapping up our spicy journey with Howler Monkey’s “Hot”, I’ve got to say: I’m a fan.

Seriously tasty, with that heat hitting just right! It jazzed up most of my go-to dishes brilliantly. My one little hiccup? The watery consistency.

If it had a thicker vibe, I reckon our meals would hug it tighter, and that fiery punch? Even fiercer. But hey, it’s a saucy adventure worth diving into!

Hot by Howler Monkey Hot Sauce

Tasty and perfectly heated, Howler Monkey’s “Hot” amps up dishes brilliantly, though a thicker consistency would seal the saucy deal.

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Watery, but really delicious and hot.


Please remember that taste is subjective and everyone will experience hot sauce uniquely. These reviews contain my own thoughts and opinions. If you think you’ll enjoy a hot sauce then you should definitely try it out.

Mike P

Welcome to The Hot Sauce Guy! I’m Mike, your guide to the spicy world of hot sauces and the creator of Spicy Riffs Hot Sauce. From Canada, I share the hottest reviews, pepper-growing tips, and sauce recipes with a touch of rock and roll.

My passion? Crafting the perfect blend of heat and flavor. Whether you’re here for the fire or the flair, get ready for a journey into the world of spicy delights.

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